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Sports for you to try in Canterbury

Are you looking to try a new sport or continue a sport? Canterbury has a wide range of sports on offer for you choose from.

Canterbury Football Club

Canterbury Football club accommodate for any age and any ability.

The men’s first team plays in the Premier Division and also has a ladies football team.

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If you have a disability don’t let that hold you back as the football club have disability teams going from junior up to adults.

The club also supports the walking football initiative. Walking football is for of over 50’s of all abilities and they train three days a week.

For more information about the club visit their website 

Canterbury Hockey Club

Canterbury Hockey Club has ten mens teams and five ladies team making it one of the biggest hockey clubs in the country.

The club caters for any ability and even has ‘back to hockey’ sessions!

Could Hockey be your new favourite sport?
Photo Credit: Nick Smith

The ladies first team are England Hockey Premier League and the mens first team are also in the England Hockey Premier League.

For more info visit their website. 

Canterbury Cricket Club

Canterbury Cricket club is also based at Polo farm.

Cricket is played all year round with indoor cricket played in the winter.

The first team plays in the Kent League first division but also has three other mens teams.

Cricket is a massive part of Canterbury. Could this be the next sport you take up? Photo Credit: Acabashi 2017.

There is a massive junior section with around 150 boys and girls training once a week making cricket the perfect family game.

For more info visit their website. 

Canterbury Rugby Club

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Canterbury Rugby Club offers many things, a thrilling social life, feeling part of a real community and being part of a great game.

CRFC was founded in 1929 and is the first ever East Kent club to reach National League status.

There are five mens teams and one ladies team.

The club also offers touch rugby and wheelchair rugby.

The Rugby club also hosts one of the biggest rivalries in Canterbury once a year. Kent University vs Canterbury Christ Church University in Canterbury Varsity.

For more info visit their website. 

There are plenty of other sports teams for you to try out. Check out Active Canterbury for a full list. 

Remember you don’t have to take part in sports to also enjoy them. You can go and support each team too.